Archive for November, 2011

Phrasal verbs with put: exercise

November 30th, 2011 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences. Each sentence contains an incomplete phrasal verb. From the given options find out the particle or preposition that needs to be supplied to make the phrasal verb complete.

Phrasal verbs with down

November 29th, 2011 in Words

Phrasal verbs formed with down usually show a decrease in the value of something. Note that a phrasal verb can be separable or inseparable. The two parts of an inseparable phrasal verb always stays together.

How to complete a sentence by adding a clause

November 28th, 2011 in English Grammar

It is quite easy. You can usually make your own clause by getting the cue from the joining word given. If the joining word is not given check if your clause has something got to do with the verb or preposition (noun clause), or noun or pronoun (adjective clause). A clause that is the subject or object of a verb or preposition is usually a noun clause. A clause that modifies a noun or pronoun is an adjective clause.

Common mistakes – part II

November 27th, 2011 in Common Mistakes

Good Vs Well

Good is an adjective. It is used to modify a noun. Well is an adverb. It is used to modify a verb.

Incorrect: She sings good.

Common mistakes

November 27th, 2011 in Common Mistakes

Common mistakes are mistakes that people make all the time. There are several common mistakes in English. The most common among them are given below.

So do I, neither did I

Common mistakes in the use of punctuation marks

November 26th, 2011 in Common Mistakes

English makes liberal use of punctuation marks. In fact, written English would hardly make sense if no punctuation marks were used. Here are some common mistakes in the use of punctuation marks.

Shall and will

November 25th, 2011 in English Grammar

According to grammar rules the modal auxiliary shall is used in the first person and will in the second and third persons to talk about future.

I shall start the work tomorrow.